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  • Audition Call Spring Production 2020
    FEST is holding auditions for a series of one-act plays to be performed in May 2020. One of the plays will also be selected to be performed in the FEATS competition in The Hague (29 May-1 June). The final two or possibly three plays in the line-up have not been selected. The final selection will […]
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  • January Play Reading
    For the first play reading session in 2020 we have chosen The Lion and the Jewel by the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka. A selection of one-acts for FEATS, the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies, will also be read. We will not necessarily make a final decision but seek for the feedback of those attending […]
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  • Curtain Falls on “Detainee”
    After nine shows the curtain closes on the production of “Detainee”. Our thank goes to the cast and the many volunteers who dedicated their time, energy and talent to make this production a success. Thanks are also given to the playwright Sam Graber who has offered his time and support to the cast.
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  • December Play Reading
    Since FEST is performing at the annual FEATS one-act theatre event in Den Haag next year, we will read a selection of one-act plays. The idea is not necessarily to select one of the plays we read for FEATS, but to see how the various plays come across in reading and discussion. A strong favourite […]
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  • Death of a Salesman: Cast Announcement
    FEST is thrilled to announce the cast for the early Spring production 2020 of Death of a Salesman directed by Daniel Toyne. The ensemble cast is: Willy Loman, a salesman – Jeff Book Linda Loman, his wife – Veronika Ries Biff Loman, his older son – Karlo Gruja Happy Loman, his younger son – Michael […]
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  • Three Extra Shows Added to Detainee
    ..a play about a decision — whether or not to torture a US citizen. Lindsey is a middle-aged college professor who drives a middle-aged van and lives in a middle-aged house. She’s a middle-aged Mom with a middle-aged husband. She also has middle-aged problems, mostly stemming from her wayward teenage daughter, with whom she has […]
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  • November Play Reading
    In November we will read Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. “Jerusalem is a raucous, provocative new work that tells of a modern, mythic English hero: Johnny “Rooster” Byron. During the course of this Tony-nominated play, Johnny tells tales, gets drunk, does drugs, dodges the authorities, and both charms and infuriates all that he meets. The play […]
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  • Acting Intensive – Scene Study Workshop
    In this scene study intensive, actors will have an opportunity to work with professional theatre directors from TLS Frankfurt and learn how to approach scripted text, looking for authenticity and honesty in their performances. The goals of the workshop are connection, commitment, listening, honesty, risk-taking, obeying your natural instincts, and operating in your body instead […]
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  • STRANGELAND Improv – Open Jam
    With your improvisation hosts, Strangeland’s Evan, Abby and René, we will welcome improvisation teams to sign up for an open team jam night. First STRANGELAND will present its unique long form improvisation show, and later teams will be asked to do 15-minute improvisation sets of their choosing. Please arrive early to sign your team up! […]
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  • Announcing Auditions for “Death of a Salesman”
    Often referred to as the ‘great American tragedy’, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman addresses loss of identity and a man’s inability to accept change within himself and society. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments, all of which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life. The play […]
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  • Production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Cancelled
    After serious consideration we have decided not to stage the production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as originally planned. Nevertheless, we would very much like to invite you to come to the production of “Detainee” and look forward to your continued support of FEST.
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